Monday, August 11, 2008

Mike Jones in Romania

Mike Jones (2003-07) is working out with a new team (translation): CSU Asesoft Ploiesti of Romania. You have to scroll down through the archives to find the news item, but it's worth it to see the accompanying photo of Ekene Ibekwe. The article makes it sound like he's there for a tryout, but hasn't signed yet. CSU Ploiesti is the reigning champion of the Romanian league. I'll save you time by posting the translation (translated by Google, cleaned-up by me):
American Mike Jones (1.96m, 90 kg, 24 years) played for the University of Maryland and is recognized as one of the great American outside shooters... I mean well outside the three point line, because this basketballer with the same name as a rapper is a specialist of shots from over seven and a half meters.

Some called him the best defender among high school players, after NBA super star Lebron James. Many were surprised that he was not drafted in 2007; he left to play for Mersin in Turkey and APOEL in Cyprus.

-- Jones was a high school All Star before entering the University of Maryland, where he once managed a record of 9 three-point baskets in a single game!

-- In November of 2005 he became a father with Morgan Howard, bringing a little one into the world: Camryn Howard-Jones.

-- At the first workout, Mike has impressed with his physical qualities, accuracy and precision from great distance. In scrimages played, Jones and Ionel Dodoc were the best shooters and have competed with Alex Iacobescu shooting three-point baskets.

The American player is at CSU for several days, and then the club managers will make a decision on him.


FREDTERP said...

GW plays his buddies (Caner, Stokes) before the team players. Mike Jones was misused at Maryland? FREDTERP

itchy said...

Great for Mike. No doubt he's going to help them with his shooting.

Ralph said...

Mike is a tremendous player, he will help them in all their loose areas where they need help. He is a personal friend, I know what he is capable of.